Official: Riders sign CFL all-star receiver Shaq Evans through the 2020 season

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American receiver Shaq Evans to a one-year contract extension through the 2020 season. 

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first reported the news.

Evans was eligible to be a free agent on February 11, 2020.

Evans returns to the Riders after a breakout 2019 season that saw him named a CFL all-star. The 28-year-old was fourth in the league in receiving yards in catching 72 receptions on 1,334 yards and added five touchdowns.

The California native earned more than 100 yards receiving in six games last season including a 193-yard game against Winnipeg. He led the CFL in average yards per catch at 18.6 and in 30-plus yard receptions with 15.  Evans was named top performer of the week in Weeks 6 and 17.

Evans initially signed with Saskatchewan in 2018 and put up 785 yards on 50 receptions include 233 yards after catch.

Prior to joining the Riders, Evans was selected by the New York Jets in the 4th round, 115th overall of the 2014 NFL Draft and spent time with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars.